"Ziegler... plays straight from the beating, bleeding heart of nuevo tango, with its Argentinian mix of swagger and sweetness"
— The Guardian
"He is cool, understated and makes everything look easy and natural... Just as a really suave tango dancer seems not to move with feet but on wheels, Ziegler skates the keyboard."
— The Los Angeles Times
"Far beyond the confines of Tango, or Latin Jazz, or Bossa Nova, or world music, or classical…. [Ziegler] brought something from each to a stew that somehow simultaneously edified and electrified."
— U-T San Diego
"When Piazzolla departed this Earth in 1992, the torch was passed to his longtime pianist who's been carrying it proudly ever since."
— All About Jazz
Latin Grammy-winner Pablo Ziegler, the Buenos Aires-born pianist and composer who helped shape the modern tango, brings the rich, Argentine musical tradition of nuevo tango into a chamber music setting with exquisite arrangements of his own compositions, as well as the music of tango legends like Ángel Villoldo, Gerardo Matos Rodríguez and Ástor Piazzolla. Ziegler was pianist for the late Piazzolla for over a decade, playing on several of his most iconic recordings. A consummate ensemble featuring piano, bandoneon, cello and double bass, the Pablo Ziegler Quartet for New Tango breathes with nuance and refinement, at once subtle and utterly expressive.
Writes Ken Herman for San Diego Story: "[Ziegler’s quartet] proved this Argentine music could rub shoulders with Schubert and Brahms and hold its head high." The quartet has headlined major engagements, including Lincoln Center Out of Doors, the Laguna Beach Music Festival, the La Jolla Music Society SummerFest, the Chautauqua Institution, Soka Performing Arts Center, Eastman School of Music and Brandeis University.
Pablo Ziegler, piano
Hector Del Curto, bandoneon
Jisoo Ok, cello
Pedro Giraudo, double bass